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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Elana Gomel; Vered Karti Shemtov This article analyzes a new form of historical representation that we term “limbotopia” (by analogy with utopia and dystopia). Limbotopia is a genre of the “broad present,” in which history seems to come to a standstill and characters inhabit a changeless—and often...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 432–446.
Published: 01 September 2009
... human situations. In the brief form that this talk allows, I will suggest a few historical, theoretical, and pragmatic ways in which comparative literature and translation might join forces. Providing a literary education for the future, they are means we can practice in the present. As my...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., an anti-liberal bias. This has led us to dismiss a crucial vein of overtly philosophical engagement that runs through the African novel from at least the early twentieth century and into the present. In attending to this vein, Jackson aims to give a lay of the literary land in which African literature...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 350–353.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., both humorous and original, make the reading of this work a feast for both the mind and soul. The argument is centered on the analysis of the Indo-Aryan myth of a golden age, as recounted in Europe and India from the Enlightenment to the present. This mythologi- cal age—that of Aryan men...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 354–355.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the reading of this work a feast for both the mind and soul. The argument is centered on the analysis of the Indo-Aryan myth of a golden age, as recounted in Europe and India from the Enlightenment to the present. This mythologi- cal age—that of Aryan men speaking Sanskrit, the Ursprache par...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 355–358.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., as recounted in Europe and India from the Enlightenment to the present. This mythologi- cal age—that of Aryan men speaking Sanskrit, the Ursprache par excellence—signaled the appearance of an ethnogeny that would have an enduring influence through its racial and ideological avatars in Europe, as well...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 358–360.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., both humorous and original, make the reading of this work a feast for both the mind and soul. The argument is centered on the analysis of the Indo-Aryan myth of a golden age, as recounted in Europe and India from the Enlightenment to the present. This mythologi- cal age—that of Aryan men...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 360–363.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the reading of this work a feast for both the mind and soul. The argument is centered on the analysis of the Indo-Aryan myth of a golden age, as recounted in Europe and India from the Enlightenment to the present. This mythologi- cal age—that of Aryan men speaking Sanskrit, the Ursprache par...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., as recounted in Europe and India from the Enlightenment to the present. This mythologi- cal age—that of Aryan men speaking Sanskrit, the Ursprache par excellence—signaled the appearance of an ethnogeny that would have an enduring influence through its racial and ideological avatars in Europe, as well...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 449–452.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of these poems — Sappho’s multilayered address in “Ode to Aphrodite,” Horace’s epideictic utter- ance in an ode to Pyrrha, Goethe’s ritualistic refrain in “Heath Rose,” the complex shift between past and present in Baudelaire’s “To a Woman Passing By” — that he identifies as exemplary elements of lyric...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 March 2022
... describes a seamless experience of contemporaneity and interchangeability among readers in a single conceptual field, print internationalism presents a varied terrain of “discrepant and unpredictable associations,” one which differently situated readers must find a way of negotiating together (5...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): i–xx.
Published: 01 June 2000
... in New Haven, that ACLA 2000 was a large and successful gathering, with the incredibly broad panoply of seminars that has come to characterize our meetings. Two of the plenary sessions are reported separately in these pages by Edward Lintz: John Guillory’s address on nonacademic practices of reading...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2008
... studies also underwrote his teaching, both in the Department of Romance Languages and in the Comparative Literature Program, where a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate courses consistently cut across the boundaries of national literary traditions. In short, Tom’s distinguished international...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (2): 240–259.
Published: 01 June 2024
... Lovejoy and George Boas ’s sprawling taxonomy of primitivism from antiquity to the present. I return to the broad purview of twentieth-century primitivism below. 18 See especially the essays collected in Zerzan’s Future Primitive and Elements of Refusal . 19 See, for example...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 207–226.
Published: 01 June 2004
...: indeed, the loss of such a historical sense and the conse- quent pettiness of a present conceived as unconditioned and self-postulating were central aspects of the decadence Lukács perceived in modernist literature. His own elevation of the status of the historical novel and the broad claims he made...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 448–470.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and putting pressure on the unity of the volume as a whole. Distinctly coalitional, these collectivist collections model prospective social formations through their own modes of organization. In Negro ’s rangy and eclectic conception of global Blackness and in Los poetas ’s broad, multilingual anti-fascism...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 450–453.
Published: 01 December 2016
... acute insights: “Theatricality thus gives way to the sovereignty of a subject who sees but is not seen” (113). The “Shakespearean paradox” the book’s subtitle foregrounds is a historical one: “that the German literary world had begun to embrace Shakespeare just as it was firming up the broad...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 459–461.
Published: 01 December 2016
... earthwork installation Spiral Jetty), but more commonly indicates a shared semi-conscious participation in a broad twen- tieth-century cultural milieu. Spirals are, for the writers, artists, and thinkers presented in this study, variously and simultaneously considered as responses to the burden...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 262–265.
Published: 01 June 2001
... puzzled commentators from late antiquity to the present day, can be under- stood as the expression of a coherent social system: animals are classified according to the model of cattle, sheep, and goats, which, like all other creatures, are declared pure or impure based on their mode of locomotion...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 265–268.
Published: 01 June 2001
... showed how the dietary laws, which have puzzled commentators from late antiquity to the present day, can be under- stood as the expression of a coherent social system: animals are classified according to the model of cattle, sheep, and goats, which, like all other creatures, are declared pure...